If you’re a fan of reality dating shows, you’ve probably already binged watch the entirety of Too Hot to Handle. But Netflix’s newest reality show addition has an especially interesting plot. It’s similar to Love Island, but with a twist: you can’t have sex of any kind. The 10 or so contestants live together in a mansion for four weeks and while we do see a lot of what goes on, we don’t see everything. This is everything you might not have gotten a glimpse of during the actual filming:
Contestants didn’t do any cooking
You might have noticed that the contestants didn’t do much eating during the show. They actually didn’t have to do any of the cooking themselves during the duration of their stay as meal time was considered a time to mingle.
Not everything was completely real
I mean, c’mon, it’s reality TV. You can’t expect everything to be 100% real. Like a typical reality show, the producers suggested some of the conversations between contestants. According to an interview with Cosmopolitan, Harry, one of the contestants on the show said how “They’re not forcing you to say or do anything you don’t want to. They just kind of help nudge you in the correct direction.”.
The charge amounts were heavily debated
If you watched the show, you know that different sexual acts were charged different amounts. A kiss was $3,000 while oral sex was $6,000. The producers of the show revealed how these amounts were heavily debated to ensure the contestants were being charged an appropriate amount for whichever sexual act.
Some people applied to be on the show, while others were asked
Francesca, one of the contestants, told Cosmopolitan in an interview that she was messaged about being on the show. Harry, on the other hand, applied.
The cameras were on at all times
Like, even in the bathroom. Since the guidelines of the show stated that no sexual acts of any kind were prohibited (masturbation, too!), they had to have cameras on at all time. So, there even had to be cameras in the bathroom to ensure nothing was secretly going on.